The Good

Far too many times the good in timeshare is overlooked by many. We are aware that many in timeshare circles try to do what they can - operate in restrictive boundaries for the purpose of delivering what timeshare set out to be a fantastic product.

 Loan and Credit Card relief: Financial Regulator

British consumers will...

Want to get a head start on accumulating Hilton points? The hotel brand is offering Hilton Honors members 2,000 bonus points per stay completed at any hotel or resort within the...

Diamond Resorts, the timeshare company owned by Apollo Global Management Inc., is entering the Manhattan market in a bid to appeal to younger vacationers.

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Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, announced that the seventh annual Stars and Pars Weekend fundraising event to...

RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange as part of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), recently entered into an affiliation agreement with Anantara Vacation Club, welcoming...

Introduction

On 3 October 2019 the Supreme Court ruled on an interesting...

The Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 (2019 Act) is the first piece of legislation to regulate timeshare liesure credits and discount vouchers.  £600 million is the...

TESS is becoming renowned in 2 areas of timeshares disputes. They are very successful in delivering successful compensation claims in the UK and Spain and equally...

Provided by: -Brandon Reed

Contributor: -Orlando Sentinel

Date September 30, 2019

Karen Henderson...

A timeshare trustee is not entitled to be paid for discharging their role as trustee, in the absence of express provisions set out in the trust...

Helpful Advice

How...

Provided by Mr. David Cox

On behalf of Tess Law
Date 22/11/2019
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Budget airline Ryanair is the greenest in Europe, with each passenger producing almost half the Co2 of its upmarket competitors.

A traveller embarking on one of the Irish airline giant’s...

Administrated by Mr. Cristopher Emmins of KwikChex limited

KwikChex Ltd was incorporated on...

Diamond Resorts announces yet another significant victory in its pursuit of the timeshare exit company headed by Jason Levi Hemingway the sole...

Common sense ideas for timeshare buyers and sellers to help avoid being taken advantage of

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One of the industry's top profiled timeshare resorts Anfi, is now being investigated for fraud over alleged misdemeanours surrounding...

This guidance is for England, Scotland & Wales

What is a long-term...

According to the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) there are typically two factors that...

Many consumers are cold called which is classed as an unsolicited approach. The cold caller generally offers either a...

Today we received a call out of the blue, from a happy timeshare owner, who was incensed at the bad press lurking around the internet. He recently returned from his annual stay...

I am a very happy timeshare owner and cannot see the fuss since we never had children in school and always went away on...

We buy ‘together' places - buy as a group, ditch the guilt over a holiday home.

Four longtime friends don’t know...

Sterling Holiday Resorts (SHRL) a 100% independently managed subsidiary of Thomas Cook Ltd...

The Timeshare Association can report on another scandal perpetrated by the owners of Mercantile Claims (the sister company to Praetorian Legal). Mercantile Claims is owned by Mr...

Regulatory framework governing fees of legal professionals.

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The decision in Plevin was a turning point in terms of the unfair relationship provisions. It showed that they could be used as a...

Wesley Financial Group (WFG), the leader in timeshare cancellations is experiencing significant increases in requests from consumers seeking...

Unscrupulous timeshare exit companies prey on timeshare owners by charging excessive upfront fees and failing to...

An abstract mindset encourages people to think in a more broad and general way.

Consumers with this mindset will face an array of products and they...

In the current market, finding and buying a timeshare is easy. Selling one is a different story altogether.  Below are some tips for each that could help....

Contrary to popular belief, a timeshare is ‘a contract’ which contains benefits and obligations. The benefits and obligations are particularised and subject to terms and conditions of the contract...

So, who do I trust in matters of timeshare?  There are more questions than answers....

An increasing number of families are changing the way they holiday and finding new delight in...

The Langdale Estate has joined forces with Cumbrian charity Lake District Mobility and Penrith...

Many will recall all past and present owners/directors of Praetorian Legal [Praetorian] and...

No-deal Brexit: the future of consumer rights in the UK

Notwithstanding the...

Many people believe that you are only required to disclose present illnesses or complaints you are currently taking medication for. It has been suggested that only one in five of the people...

My father died without a will. He had a timeshare. I didn’t claim the timeshare in probate and I had no interest in it. The timeshare company was notified of his death, but they keep...

Powerful lobbyists in Florida have been hired to defeat FL HB 435/SB 1430. Washington, March 11, 2019 

The American...

Some of the more interesting cases that we have been involved with... 

MFS Portfolio...

Victims have listed an average £1,380 in various scams involving fake airline tickets, accommodation and tours...

Diamond Resorts has recently announced it has reached a settlement with Orlando-based lawyer Austin Aaronson and his...

The first thing everyone must to take on board is; you are not liable to pay any money before you instruct your lawyer...

RCI is the world's largest timeshare vacation exchange network and it's now celebrating 45 years of delivering unmatched holidays. The company has revolutionised the timeshare...

When presenting its products to the younger holidaymakers, Diamond Resorts have listened and want to change its model when targeting millennials with lower commitments and...

Julian Houchin appointed Group Resort Management Director, CLC World Resorts & Hotels

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A golf club in Watton could be in line for a major leisure development that would potentially bring a number of jobs to the town. A seminar was held on Friday, March 29 between members of the...

A £35m holiday park could be built on the edge of Blackpool if plans...

Reports continue to emerge of consumers being approached whilst on holiday with an opportunity to attend a ‘presentation’, with the attractive offer of further holiday...

Mr. Dominic O'Reilly, director of now collapsed Eze Europe Ltd, has been sentenced for fleecing customers and getting them to sign up for concierge lifestyle packages, which were of no use to them...

Anfi in Gran Canaria is being accussed of empting its bank accounts to avoid the payment of judgments for mis-selling timeshares....

In Malta securing consumer confidence is of the essence as this builds trust and adds credibility to the market. Indeed, it is the primary function of consumer authorities and regulators to...

The EU is improving the protection of consumers' rights.

Member states' ambassadors...

Holiday scams are on the rise as the number of reported cases up almost 20% year on year – from 4,910 to 5,826, according to Action Fraud...

It is estimated that the timeshare industry is worth roughly £7.2 billion according to the American resort developers and industry trade groups. By comparison the music industry is £5.8 billion in...

Rules dated 17 June 2011 made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Board, subject to the coming into force of relevant provisions of an Order made under section 69 of the Legal Services Act 2007...

The royal commission report and government’s response stated that as part of the government’s review of measures to improve the quality of advice, government will review the remaining exemptions...

Banks agree to refund victims of complex frauds where customers are tricked into transferring money to criminals, after it was revealed the scam costs people £1million per day.

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Think before you claim; Most people have never protracted nor defended a civil claim for compensation, neither have many entered other dispute resolution forums. Accordingly, when considering...

Holidays to the Canary Islands may become significantly cheaper for the British as the local authorities begin to prepare for the looming post-Brexit era.

It cannot be avoided that ‘Brexit...

The self-confessed conman and scammer Mulhoon dies 

History tells he was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail...

Despite not liking or trusting someone, do you prefer to do business with them rather than with a person you don't know?

Accordingly, you are more inclined to maintain the ‘status quo...

The Timeshare Association warns timeshare owners who need to get out of their timeshares to be aware of third-party exit firms or soliciting ex timeshare sales people who claim to provide a...

Notwithstanding the fact that a draft deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK at a technical level, the developments of recent days and weeks have made it clear that significant obstacles...

A formal inquiry into the VO/Timeshare Industry was established by the Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission (NCC), Mr. Ebrahim Mohamed, during 2017. The inquiry was run in accordance...

Potential implications of Brexit on your timeshare contract will be tough to foresee as there are still significant uncertainties whilst Britain is still working out final withdrawal agreements....

Timeshare exit companies are all too often not quite what they seem

It is a fact that the timeshare industry has a...

Many will understand that timeshare and its many products are fraught with taxing issues and the internet and its news feeds don’t help because it is littered with fake reports and scams. When...

TESS publishes its record, regarding compensation claims in 2017/18.

In its 2nd year of delivering compensation...

The timeshare industry is now mobilising and against what they describe as sham law firms. As one of the sickest law firms to have ever existed in the world of timeshare is ‘Praetorian Legal Ltd’...

Edwin Coe LLP is a large firm of solicitors whose registered office is 2 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn, London.

As with all large firms of solicitors they are experienced in many facets of...

The Consumer Credit Act has given consumers the right to hold the credit provider responsible should the goods be mis-sold. As the news filters out and consumers become aware of the right to claim...

Timeshare holidays are great adventures, especially if you are fond of travelling or want a getaway each year. Many savvy timesharers who once bought from resorts have...